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THE SINGULAR THEY HURTS MY BRAIN BUT I’LL TRY TO GET OVER IT

I’m honestly really not some kind of Grammar Nazi or elitist, but I’m an editor, and I was trained by other editors, and I have some clients who have strict style rules and anyway as a professional I like to … Continue reading

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TRY TO VS. TRY AND

Imagine me starting this post with my usual admission that sometimes rules of grammar and usage, as applied by me, are as often “pet peeves” and even my own ingrained colloquialisms than they are hard and fast, unbreakable commandments. Here’s … Continue reading

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ACTIVE SEARCH: THE THING OF SOMEONE

In the interest of not letting another year or more go by between “Activee Search” posts let’s add this little gem to “Something Was Verbing” and “He Could See.” This one I think we’ll be able to lob up and … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE: ITALICS

The 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style has twelve individual index entries under italics, and one of those items, “uses, other” has twenty-one sub-entries. So there are a lot of rules, but let’s look at a few that … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE EIGHT EMOTIONS, PART 1: ANGER

Robert Plutchik, professor emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, identified eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. I’ve seen similar lists from experts as varied as Donald Maass and Tony Robbins. Some are a … Continue reading

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EXERCISE TWO . . . ATTEMPTED

On August 18th, I promised to attempt some of the writing exercises I’ve been encouraging others to do. After a successful attempt at writing longhand while simultaneously writing to an illustration I posted ages ago, this morning I finally (a … Continue reading

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TIME TO EXERCISE

A couple weeks ago, fed up by how crappy I felt, I started exercising again, and though I’ve ended up taking a few days off already, sidelined with a wicked summer cold, I’m committed to getting back to daily moderate … Continue reading

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